DR. CLEOTHUS MONTGOMERY; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 127
(Extensions of Remarks - September 19, 2012)

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                        DR. CLEOTHUS MONTGOMERY


                            HON. GENE GREEN

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor my good 
friend, Dr. Cleothus Montgomery, D. Min., for his fifty years of 
service as the pastor of the Northside Missionary Baptist Church in 
Houston, Texas.
  In September 1962, Dr. Montgomery founded the Northside Missionary 
Baptist Church and has been its leader ever since. In this time, he 
transformed the church from a gathering of a few people in his living 
room into a vehicle for community change, with more than 450 members. 
He is currently working on an ambitious plan to build senior housing 
and a nursing home, and to cultivate small businesses, in an effort to 
further the church's work toward improving the community.
  Montgomery grew up one of nine siblings on a farm in Henderson, 
Texas. He met and married Emma Tinch and together they reared five 
children. He is a grandfather to nine grandchildren and great-
grandfather to three great-grandchildren.
  Dr. Montgomery has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering 
Science and a Bachelor of Theology. He is a graduate of Houston 
Civilian Police Academy and has earned a Master of Ministry, a 
Doctorate of Ministry, and two Honorary Doctorates: Honorary Doctorate 
of Divinity and Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology.
  In addition to leading Northside Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. 
Montgomery currently serves as the president of the CDC Association of 
Greater Houston. He has served as Vice President and Chairman of the 
Board at the College of Biblical Studies, Executive Director of Greater 
Northside Plaza, President of the Houston Christian Minister's 
Fellowship Northeast Houston, Chairman of the Board of the World 
Christian Training Center, and Vice President of the Ministerial 
Advisory Board to the Mayor of Houston.
  The city of Houston is a better place because of Dr. Montgomery. On 
the 50th Anniversary of Northside Missionary Baptist Church which 
coincides with Dr. Montgomery's 80th birthday, I rise to thank and 
honor him for his tireless dedication to his parish and the greater